Victoria Macdonald is Health and Social Care Correspondent at Channel 4 News.
Victoria Macdonald is an award-winning journalist, who has been covering health and social care issues for Channel 4 News since 1999.
She closely follows the changes and developments in the NHS and the care system from the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust to the wholesale reforms of the health service.
Victoria also reports on medical developments, mental health issues as well as covering stories on how welfare reforms are affecting those with physical disabilities. And she closely watches developments in HIV/Aids and TB.
Victoria is originally from New Zealand and worked for the Sunday Telegraph before joining Channel 4 News.
It is a remarkable statistic, but one in five women experience mental health problems during pregnancy or after birth.
There have been warnings for a while about the plight of the NHS, but today there are new claims about the true extent of the crisis. NHS trusts are overspent by nearly £900m, with record numbers going through A and Es.
Ministers have angrily denied reports that a chronic lack of funds for the NHS and social care is linked to an unprecedented increase in “excess deaths”. Two research papers published today say “relentless cuts” could be behind thirty thousand deaths in England and Wales in 2015, claims which the Government called a “triumph of personal…
More than a million elderly people across the country are left without the care they need, according to Age UK. That’s a steep rise over the last year and, says the charity, evidence that a combination of spending cuts and rising demand have left social care “in a state of collapse”.
As the NHS clocks up record-breaking failures to meet a whole range of targets – from cancer treatment to waiting on trollies. Will 2017 be worse yet?
We’ve all done it – embarrassingly sent a text message to the wrong person. Unfortunately for the leader of Surrey County Council, texts apparently sent by him ended up being aired at Prime Minister’s Questions.
NHS trusts in England are to make patients from overseas pay upfront for non-emergency care. The Government says giving hospitals a legal duty to charge will save the NHS up to half a million pounds a year.
The number of urgent operations which get cancelled has hit a record high. NHS England figures show more than 4,000 urgent procedures were cancelled last year – a 27 per cent rise over the last two years.
More now on the impact of Brexit, and this programme has discovered that the Government is set to spend £20m recruiting doctors from the EU to work as GPs in England.
An inquest into the death of Frances Cappuccini has concluded that “failures, inadequate diagnosis and treatment” by the hospital that was supposed to be caring for her caused her death.
Patients waiting more than four hours in A&E: a target missed by almost every major emergency department in England according to new figures.
NHS England Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens flatly contradicts the Prime Minister’s claims that the NHS had been adequately funded.
Ministers from Theresa May downwards have denied that England is facing a “humanitarian crisis” in the NHS. The unprecedented claim from the Red Cross persuaded the Health Secretary to appear today before MPs,
The toxic chemicals that pollute our cities could be linked to the risk of getting dementia according to a new study. Researchers in Canada have found that people who live near busy traffic clogged roads face a 7 percent higher chance of developing dementia than those who live further away. They haven’t proven a direct…